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quesion about handguard

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by FireForged, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. FireForged

    FireForged Millenium #3936 Millennium Member

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    Ok, I dont have a handguard removal tool for my bushmaster. I am confident that I can remove pull the retainer back far enough with a screwdriver and hand pressure but I have a question.

    It is possible that the retainer tilt enough to bend the gastube? When I start to pull it back it kinda tilts then I stop. It doesnt seem to be pushing on the gastube but its hard to see.

    If this is going to damage the gastube I will just order and dang tool so I can put equal pressure on boths sides. If it wont contact the tube, I will just put some muscle into it and pop this sucker off.

    Ok I am sitn here with my rifle waiting on a response...... :wavey:
     
  2. pag23

    pag23 NRA Life Member

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    I recommend having a friend (or in my case, wife) help you with it. It is a little difficult at first on my Bushmaster especially with figuring out how the handguards go together (Sorry I am a AR-15 newbie).

    Better than damaging a part.
     

  3. trlcavscout

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    I dont think it would tilt enough to cause any damage. I have never had a problem caused by it. I dont have the tool so I do it by hand one side at a time on the tight ones.
     
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    Some are harder to pull off than others, but for me the the proper handguard removal tool was worthy investment at about $12.
     
  5. cowboy1964

    cowboy1964

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    Use another person to help or just get the tool. The right tool makes life so much easier.
     
  6. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    Handguards are normally only hard to remove the first time.
    If you buy the tool, it will sit in a box and never get used again.

    Get a friend to help.
    Muzzle down.
    Butt against chest.
    Pull up on delta ring.
    Have second person remove handguards.